Total Depravity – Total means widespread or foundational. Depravity means wickedness, corruption, sinfulness. Total Depravity is widespread, foundational, bake-into-the-system sinfulness. Its is the first in the Doctrines of Grace for a reason.

You always start with the bad news before you can get to the good news. 

Total Depravity is the foundational wickedness of the human heart. This wickedness is so foundational and total that only in the work of the Father (Who chose us while we were sinners), the work of the Son (Who atoned for our Sins), and the work of the Spirit (Who Calls us from Darkness to Light) is there any hope at all.

Total Depravity Handout

Original Song Based on John 9 is found at the end of the episode. 

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